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Business leader Kristi Hines recognized by province

Kristi Hines has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal for her significant contributions to the province. Hines is the founder and CEO of Hines Health Services in Fort McMurray, Alta. MYMCMURRAY/File.

Kristi Hines, founder and CEO of Hines Health Services (HHS), has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

The award recognizes the significant contributions of Albertans to the province.

In a statement, Hines said she’s deeply honoured to be one of 7000 Albertans to receive the Platinum Jubilee Medal alongside other builders, trailblazers, and changemakers.

“While I am grateful for this recognition, I humbly share this award with all the hard-working Albertans, particularly women entrepreneurs, who contribute every day to our economy and the betterment of Alberta and Canada.”

In 2018, Hines received the 2018 Professional Services Business of the Year Award from the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce.

Based in Fort McMurray, Hines Health Services specializes in medical and professional services, including EMS, and serves clients in oil and gas, construction, and government.

HHS also has 125 affiliate clinic locations across Canada.

“These award recipients are extraordinary individuals who have made an indelible mark on the province of Alberta,” Said Shauna Feth, President and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. “Their commitment to their communities and our province is truly inspiring and we are proud to recognize their contributions with this prestigious award.”

Hines, along with 14 other award recipients, will be recognized in a virtual ceremony hosted by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce on Jan. 30, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the event can be found on its website.

In 2022, the Alberta government created the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal through the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Recognition Act.